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Noted Latter-day Saint scholar Hugh W. Nibley dies at 94

Funeral services for Hugh W. Nibley, noted scholar and defender of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Provo Tabernacle.

To accommodate the anticipated interest of students and faculty, a telecast of the funeral will be aired live in the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Nibley died Thursday morning, Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. He was 94.

Nibley has been associated with Brigham Young University since 1946. He had been bedridden for the past two years.

He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed his doctorate as a University Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at Claremont College in California before serving in military intelligence in World War II. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Draper Nibley, and their eight children.

For more background information, see this article or this book review in BYU Magazine.

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